I am not specially an amateur of speleology, but I like the big natural caves for their beauty and their particular acoustics.
Between 2001 and 2008, I made a series of recordings in these subterranean spaces, choosing places with rivers. I constituted a sound library of natural atmospheres and I also used electronic and electroacoustic sounds spread by speakers, then recorded by microphones placed in various galleries and under the vaults of the big caves.
In 2010, I drew from this sound collection to make a gigantic collage which will become, after numerous edits, the album Mineral Abstraction.
Recordings sites (France) : Pit of Cabrespine (Aude), Cave of Choranche (Isère), Cave of Foissac (Aveyron), Cave of Labeil (Hérault), Pit of Padirac (Lot).